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MN30673: Business and marketing in a digital world

[Page last updated: 23 August 2022]

Academic Year: 2022/23
Owning Department/School: School of Management
Credits: 6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Semester 2
Assessment Summary: CW 40%, EX 60%
Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 40% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
  • Examination (EX 60% - Qualifying Mark: 35)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites: Before taking this module you must take MN10573 OR take MN20016
Learning Outcomes: By the end of this unit students will be able to:
* Understand how a network society and digital marketing (e.g. the Internet, Social media etc.) affect marketing practices and social life.
* Understand, evaluate and apply a range of digital marketing practices to meet specific marketing objectives.
* Understand the societal and cultural implications of digital marketing practices, with attention to both opportunities and risks.

Aims: This unit addresses how business and marketing has evolved given digital society, discussing a range of concepts, models and emerging technologies that shape most aspects of marketing and social life. Students will be encouraged to consider cultural and societal implications of marketing in a digital world from a theoretical perspective, coupled with practical, real-world applications.

Skills: This unit is designed to develop students' intellectual, practical and key transferable skills in the following ways:
* Written communication skills - report writing (F/ A)
* Group working skills (F/ A)
* Analytical and evaluative skills (F/ A)
* Researching skills (F/A)

Content: This unit must reflect current developments in digital marketing and Internet technology and the content will therefore be reviewed on an annual basis and updated as appropriate. Indicative content includes:
* Digital marketing and digital marketing strategies
* History of a network society and digital marketing
* Integrated marketing communications
* Social media marketing and 'prosumption'
* Influencer marketing and consumer identity
* Multichannel retailing
* Visual merchandising and content marketing
* Search engine optimisation and marketing analytics
* Big data
* Security, surveillance, privacy and risk.

Programme availability:

MN30673 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-AKB05 : BSc(Hons) Management with Marketing with Year long work placement (Year 4)

MN30673 is Optional on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-ANB01 : BSc(Hons) Business Administration with Thin sandwich placement(s) (Year 4)
  • UMMN-AYB06 : BSc(Hons) International Management with Year Abroad (Year 4)
  • UMMN-AFB04 : BSc(Hons) Management (Year 3)
  • UMMN-AKB04 : BSc(Hons) Management with Year long work placement (Year 4)


  • This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2022/23 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2023/24 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2022/23.
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